They’re not asking for forever... just right now!
Hawaii Island Humane Society is an open admission shelter, which means we never turn away an animal. We regularly rescue nursing moms with babies, kittens and puppies without mothers, injured, elderly and sick animals. These animals may need medical care or simply a lot of love until they are ready for adoption. If you love animals, being a foster parent is one of the most rewarding experiences out there!
The best part is we provide everything you need - from food, litter, crates, medical treatment and vet care. All you need to provide is your love and attention!
By fostering an animal you are providing rehabilitation in a nurturing home environment, directly preparing them for adoption into a forever home. Foster families also give us the ability to open up our kennels for even more animals in need. Only want to foster kittens? No problem! Can only foster in the summer months? We'd love to have you! Fostering can be for only a few days to a few weeks. Just let us know your preferences and we'll call you when the need arises.
The Adoption Ambassadors program is foster care taken to the next level. Our Adoption Ambassador gives dogs and cats a better chance at finding homes by acting as adoption counselors, talent agents and foster parents at the same time. The Adoption Ambassador is responsible for finding a forever home for their foster - so the animal doesn't need to return to the shelter. It lets adopters get more detailed information about an animals' behavior in a home environment and improves quality of life while awaiting adoption.
Mahalo to our current foster families. We couldn't do it without you!